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Congratulations Sheila Mikhail, Founder & CEO of AskBio for winning the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

Congratulations Sheila Ann Mikhail, for winning the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 National Award. Getting to know you and your incredible journey was undoubtedly the best part of the 2021 EY Strategic Growth Forum. I look forward to joining your mission to find the cure of underlying genetic defects and save lives across the globe.

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Nov. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Sheila Mikhail, Founder and CEO of AskBio has been named the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 National Overall Award winner. For 35 years, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized and celebrated the unstoppable and audacious entrepreneurial leaders who are transforming our world.


Sheila was selected by an independent panel of judges from 222 Entrepreneur Of The Year regional winners from 185 companies across the US. As the Founder and CEO of AskBio, Sheila transformed the company from an IP holding company to an operating company. She is responsible for increasing the employee base from 3 to more than 350 employees operating globally and has significantly increased the company’s revenues.


“As a leader who has advanced genetic technology and AAV gene therapy to save lives around the world, Sheila exemplifies many of our Entrepreneur Of The Year values,” said Andrew (AJ) Jordan, EY Americas Entrepreneur Of The Year® Director. “Sheila has proven herself to be a savvy entrepreneur and her creativity, grit and agility has led AskBio on an incredible journey. Her dedication to advancing diversity and inclusion, both within her business and respective industry, along with her unwavering commitment to advancing life-saving cures across the globe, makes Sheila an outstanding addition to our Entrepreneur Of The Year community.”





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